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Posted 24 June 2011 - 04:25 AM

I'm attempting to cosplay Mephisto Pheles.
For the duel-colored... twisty... part of the hat, I wanted to use colored rope.
Where could I find some thick enough and in the right colors?

The only thing I've been able to find so far was too thin, and you could only order it by the ton. o.o

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 05:44 AM

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youll have to dye it
but its cotton
so its not hard especially when the colors are pastel

ive also seen rope this think use in dog toys
you may have some luck there as well
(you have to dye each color then twist them together for the hat)

so the resin you cant seem to find cotton rope that thick
is cotton fibers stretch a bit and is not great for high tension uses

this rope is thicker
but is harder to dye
youll have to find a tutorial to dye polyester
i think you can try some of the ones for polyester wigs
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 05:16 PM

View Postotakootie, on 24 June 2011 - 04:25 AM, said:

I'm attempting to cosplay Mephisto Pheles.
For the duel-colored... twisty... part of the hat, I wanted to use colored rope.
Where could I find some thick enough and in the right colors?

The only thing I've been able to find so far was too thin, and you could only order it by the ton. o.o


Lol, My first thought was, look for someplace where they sell curtain materials? There is a certain type of rope that is colored and for curtains.

But Im not sure how that would work.

Tho I think Knives Idea would probably work pretty well and come out cheaper.
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:27 AM

View Postotakootie, on 24 June 2011 - 04:25 AM, said:

I'm attempting to cosplay Mephisto Pheles.
For the duel-colored... twisty... part of the hat, I wanted to use colored rope.
Where could I find some thick enough and in the right colors?

The only thing I've been able to find so far was too thin, and you could only order it by the ton. o.o



for rope that big, you could always fake it and make the twist as a plushie....

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 04:39 AM

oh nice
ya if it was the right kind of fabric
good one!
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 08:57 AM

You could get a lead rope at any equestrian store. Saddlers Row usually has a good selection. They come in all sorts of colors, and I'd be surprised if they didn't have one that looked exactly like the rope on that hat. Because the fibers are synthetic, you can cut the rope to whatever length you like, then use a lighter to melt the rope at the ends so it doesn't fray. You can also use that opportunity to melt the ends together, but it'll take a while and you'd have to melt it very thoroughly so it doesn't come apart.

http://skeedoosh-the...iped-lead-ropes

Something like this would probably work.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 02:55 PM

View PostLelo, on 16 September 2011 - 08:57 AM, said:

You could get a lead rope at any equestrian store. Saddlers Row usually has a good selection. They come in all sorts of colors, and I'd be surprised if they didn't have one that looked exactly like the rope on that hat. Because the fibers are synthetic, you can cut the rope to whatever length you like, then use a lighter to melt the rope at the ends so it doesn't fray. You can also use that opportunity to melt the ends together, but it'll take a while and you'd have to melt it very thoroughly so it doesn't come apart.

http://skeedoosh-the...iped-lead-ropes

Something like this would probably work.


I was just about to say that. Stable knowledge is a great boon in cosplay, for some reason.
Or get thinner decorative rope in the two colors and twist it, which I think someone else said. Lost of good ideas already (I just scanned, but still everything looks quite good)

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